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I finally got it!

Actually got it last week, it was sent out a month ago from the UK, it arrived in Chicago and took a long rest, must have been very tired from flying over the ocean ;). I was starting to worry … Continued

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The Coming of Post-Industrial Society

In 1973, the American sociologist Daniel Bell, in his book, The Coming of the Post Industrial Society predicted that advanced societies would change from being based on manufacturing of goods to ones in which knowledge workers would occupy a central … Continued

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Japanese inspired tiny home in Ohio

When Alex Melamed and his wife moved to the traditional brick and mortar town of Yellow Springs, Ohio they built a home only as big as they needed at the time. Melamed is a builder (Green Generation Building) and could … Continued

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Backwoods past of Movie Star

Actor Viggo Mortensen recalls his favourite filming locations are “the outdoors and natural landscapes, so there are places in New Zealand, particularly the South Island that I really enjoyed and have gone back to. I’ve revisited remote places in the … Continued

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Oogoo

As frugal and creative off gridders, we are always on the lookout for good DIY projects, recently I “discovered” a product that can be made with 2 simple ingredients, one of them I’d be willing to bet you have in … Continued

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Stop Thief!

I’ve been robbed! I‘ve been robbed by the banksters and the police and the government. They conspired together to brush aside the compelling evidence of fraudulent behaviour by numerous bankers and financiers. The police have prosecuted almost nobody in the … Continued



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Solar system balancing act

Life with a small solar system is a balancing act. We have lived 8+ years now with our small solar system, tweaking it, adding to it, improving it, trying to balance our system vs the power load. Of course we … Continued

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DIY as much as possible

…and truck update. A few weeks ago, I had a chance encounter with an elk, an animal of much height, girth and weight. After looking up the average weight of a female elk (also referred to as an elk cow), … Continued